Yunnan Winter Highlights brings you the very best of the season with the ethnic culture & custom, traditional villages, old towns, vernacular dwellings, primitive forests, the charming snow mountains and the hauntingly beautiful monasteries and temples. This is a winter-time holiday treat you will savor forever.  

Yunnan is a warm winter holiday destination in China. From December to February, the generally temperature is between 12ºC - 18ºC, and if there is sunshine, the temperature can rise above 20 ºC. The suggested destinations are Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la, Jianshui, Yuanyang and Xishaungbanna. 

When you add the unique opportunities that only Yunnan winters offer with the small crowds, the result is an unforgettable travel experience. In the best that Yunnan winters have to offer, you'll wander through the natural wonder Stone Forest, overlook the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces with its beautiful curves and colors, cruise in Erhai Lake or take a boat with a fisherman to see his cormorants catching fish, explore one of the deepest and most spectacular river canyons in the world - Tiger Leaping Gorge, Mount on the stunning Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, lost in the legendary Shangri-la, stroll in the national parks, visit Dai, Naxi, Bai and Mosuo peoples' families, taste delicious local food, and much, much more.

Things to see & do

Yuanyang Rice TerracesLijiang Ancient CityShangri-laDali Ancient City
Jianshui Old TownTiger Leaping GorgeJade Dragon Snow MountainStone Forest

Suggested Yunnan Winter Tours

12-day Ultimate Yunnan Winter Adventure Tour

Tour Code: IFH-CW-06

Experience Yunnan during its most majestic time: winter! Join us for the winter edition of our most popular private tour, the top attractions of Kunming, Jianshui, Yuanyang, Dali, Lijia...

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13-day China Winter Cruise Tour

Tour Code: IFH-CW-16

Spectacular China winter cruise vacations: Li River, Huangpu River, Erhai Lake, Zhujiajiao Water Town...with beautiful gardens, picturesque mountains, islands, villages, landmarks,...

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9-day Kunming Dali Lijiang Winter Tour

Tour Code: IFH-Y-01

During this classic winter trip of the golden triangle tourist cities of Yunnan. We will explore the unique local culture, history, buildings, ethnic groups, traditions and famous touri...

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12-day Enchanting Winter in Yunnan

Tour Code: IFH-Y-02

This Yunnan winter travel package includes all the famous winter attractions in Yunnan, such as Yuanyang rice terraces, Ancient City of Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Dali Ancient Cit...

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Getting there

Travel to Yunnan, the first station should start from Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan. And air and rail are the main two methods to travel to or from Kunming from outside Yunnan. 

By air

Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG) has flights from Hong Kong, and Southeast Asia cities like Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Yangon and Vientiane, as well as plenty of domestic connections within China.

By rail

Nanning, Guilin, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi'an serve train to Kunming South Railway Station. 

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